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Mobile Usability: How Nokia Changed the Face of the Mobile Phone


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When it comes to delivering product design innovations to mobile device users, Nokia is the yardstick by which all others are judged. Now the process and working methods that have enabled Nokia to revolutionize usability are fully explained for the first time in this beautiful, four-color book.

Written with insight by two veterans of Nokia's design triumphs (co-author Christian Lindholm was featured in the August 2002 issue of Business 2.0 magazine)this one-of-a-kind reference vividly delivers:

* The complete design process, from concept creation to product testing

* The future of small interfaces

* Usability engineering in practice in the mobile environment

* The elements of a Nokia User Interface

* First person accounts of the product development cycle

Learn the processes that helped Nokia develop the world's most desirable handheld


The process and working methods that have enabled Nokia to revolutionize usability are fully explained for the first time.

About the Author

Christian Lindholm has been instrumental in driving Nokia User Interfaces to their current level of usability, recognized as the benchmark in the industry and appreciated by hundreds of million people worldwide during the past 8 years. He is the inventor of the Navi-key user interface, the most deployed user interface in electronics. He is also the father of the Nokia Series 60 user interface used in Nokia smartphones and licensed by key players in the industry. Mr. Lindholm holds a masters degree in economics and has done research in design management and new product development. He also holds several patents in the field. Currently he is managing an internal Nokia venture.

Dr. Turkka Keinonen, Doctor of Arts, works as a professor in the School of Design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH. His teaching and research interests lie in user-centered design and product concept creation. Mr. Keinonen has designed paper machinery for Metso corporation. He has consulted for Finnish National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health (STAKES) in several EU projects aiming at mainstreaming information technologies. In his doctoral thesis in 1998, Keinonen studied the influence of usability on consumers' product preference. From 1998 to 2001 Mr. Keinonen worked in the usability group of Nokia Research Center, where he led several concept creation projects. He was nominated the designer of the year 2000 in Finland for his merits in user-centered design.

Harri Kiljander works as the Director, User Interfaces, at Nokia Mobile Phones. During the period 1995 to 1997 he worked as a senior research engineer and interaction designer at Nokia Research Center, where he participated in a number of mobile device user interface concept creation and research projects. Since 1998 he has worked at Nokia Mobile Phones in various usability engineering and user interface management positions. Mr. Kiljander has a masters degree in computer science, a licentiate degree in interactive digital media, and he is currently finalizing his doctoral thesis in mobile device usability. He holds a number of patents in the domain of small device user interfaces.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Mobile Distinctions PART 1: DOMINANT DESIGN IN MOBILE USER INTERFACES Chapter 1. User Interface Styles Chapter 2. Takeout Menus: Elements of Nokia's Mobile User Interface Chapter 3. The Navi-Key Story PART 2: LIVING WITH MOBILES Chapter 4. Indian Needs — Cultural End-User Research in Mombai Chapter 5. Usability Meets Sociology for Richer Consumer Studies PART 3: DESIGN AND RESEARCH INTERTWINED Chapter 6. Managing the Design of User Interfaces Chapter 7. The One-Row Keyboard — a Case Study in Mobile Text Input Chapter 8. Series 60 Mailbox in Rome — A Case Study of a Paper Prototyping Tour Chapter 9. 1/4 Samara — Hardware Prototyping a Driving Simulator Environment Chapter 10. Dawn on the Wireless Multimedia Highway Chapter 11. Just-in-Time Usability Engineering PART 4: MOBILE CONTRADICTIONS Chapter 12. The Expressive Interface Chapter 13. Six Mobile Messages Telecommunications Glossary Index

Product Details

Lindholm, Christian
Keinonen, Turkka
Kiljander, Harri
Industrial Design - Product
Nokia (Firm)
User interfaces (Computer systems)
Technology-Industrial Design - Product
Technology : Telecommunications
Technology : Industrial Design - Product
Technology & Engineering : Telecommunications
Technology & Engineering : Industrial Design - Product
Publication Date:
June 2003

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Graphics » User Interface
Engineering » Communications » Telephony
Engineering » Engineering » Mobile and Wireless Communications
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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